Ed. Research Matters -- High School Graduation Rates through Two Decades of District Change: The Influence of Policies, Data Records, and Demographic Shifts

June, 2016
Contributors: 
Elaine Allensworth, Julia Gwynne, and Kaleen Healey

Elaine Allensworth, Julia Gwynne, and Kaleen Healy, authors of, High School Graduation Rates through Two Decades of District Change: The Influence of Policies, Data Records, and Demographic Shifts, have a roundtable discussion on the key findings of the report and their implications for policy and practice.

The report examines the extent to which various factors could account for recent increases in graduation rates, including changes in student performance and student demographics, increasing numbers of charter and selective enrollment high schools that serve Chicago students, and changes in school practices around improving attendance and course performance.